Food and drinks are a recurring talking point, not only while eating out on vacation. So let’s learn the most common words and phrases related to this topic.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Cambodian (Khmer)“.

Food & Drinks in Cambodian (Khmer)

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Basic Food & Spices

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
bread
នុំបុ័ង
nom pang
roll
នុំគូតខ្យង
nom kut kyorng
butter
បឺរ
beur
cheese
ឈីស
chhis
honey
ទឹកឃ្មុំ
teuk khmum
jam
ដំនាប់
dam nab
egg
ស៊ុទ
sut
noodles
មី
mi
rice
បាយ
bay
yoghurt
យ៉ៅអួរ
yaw uor
sugar
ស្ករ
skar
salt
អំបិល
ambel
pepper
ម្រិច
mri ch
spice
ម្ទេស
mtes
oil
ប្រេង
preng

Basic Words & Phrases

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
(to) eat
ញាំ
nhoam
food
ម្ហូប
mhoub
(to) drink
ផឹក
phoek
drink
ភេសជ្ជះ
phes sa cheak
hungry
ឃ្លាន
khlean
hunger
សេចក្តីឃ្លាន
sech kdei klean
thirsty
ស្រេកទឹក
srek teuk
thirst
សេចក្តីស្រេកទឹក
sech kdei srek teuk
(to) cook
ចំអិនម្ហូប
chamen mhoub
(to) taste
ភ្លក់
phlok
tasty
ឆ្ងាញ់
chhnganh
delicious
ឆ្ងាញ់
chhnganh
Bon appetit! / Enjoy your meal!
រីករាយជាមួយនឹងម្ងូប
rikreay cheamuoynung mngoub!
Cheers! / To your health!
លើកកែវឡើងដើម្បីសុខភាព
leuk kev laeng daembi sokhpheap!
breakfast
អាហារពេលព្រឹក
ahar pel preuk
lunch
អាហារពេលថ្ងៃ
ahar pel thnai
dinner
អាហារពេលល្ងាច
aha pel lngeach
restaurant
ភោជនីយដ្ធាន
phochniy dthan
bar
បារ
bar
café
ហាងកាហ្វេ
hang café

Dishes

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
soup
ស៊ុប
sup
salad
សាឡាដ់
salad
french fries / chips
ដំឡូងចៀន
damlaung chien

Dishes & Cutlery

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
cutlery
កាំបិតផ្សេងៗ
kambet pseng pseng
fork
សម
sorm
spoon
ស្លាបព្រា
slab prea
knife
កាំបិត
kambet
plate
ចាន
chan
glass
កែវ
kev
cup
ពេង
peng
mug
ពែងធំមានដៃ
peng thom meandai

Drinks

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
water
ទឹក
teuk
mineral water
ទឹកបរិសុទ្ធ
teuk borisoth
soda water / sparkling water
ទឹកសូដា
teuk soda
still water
ទឹកធម្មតា
teuk tomda
juice
ទឹកផ្លែឈើ
teuk ple cheu
beer
ស្រាបៀរ
sra beer
wine
ស្រាទំពាំងបាយជូរ
sra tompeangbaychour
champagne
ស្រាសាំប៉ាញ
sra sam panh
cocktail
ស្រាក្រឡុក
sra kralok
milk
ទឹកដោះគោ
teuk dos koh
cocoa
ទឹកក្រូចកូកា
teuk kroj coca
coffee
កាហ្វេ
café
tea
តែ
te

Flavors

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
sweet
ផ្អែម
phaem
sour
ជូរ
chour
spicy
ហិរ
hel
salty
ប្រៃ
prai
bitter
ល្វីង
lving

Fruit & Vegetables

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
fruit
ផ្លែឈើ
ple cheu
vegetables
បន្លែ
ban le
apple
ប៉ោម
paom
orange
ក្រូច
krauch
strawberry
ស្ត្របឺររី
stro beu ri
banana
ចេក
chek
potato
ដំឡូង
damlaung
cucumber
ត្រសក់
trasak

Meat & Sausages

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
meat
សាច់
sach
sausage
សាច់ក្រក
sachkrak
small sausage
សាចក់្រកតូច
sach krak tauch
ham
សាច់ជ្រូកបន្ទះ
sach chrouk banteah
chicken
សាច់មាន់
sach mon
fish
ត្រី
trei
beef
សាច់គោ
sachko
lamb
សាចជៀម
sach cheam

Sweets

EnglishKhmer (Cambodian)Khmer (Cambodian)
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
chocolate
សុកូឡា
so kaula
pie
នុំផាយ
noum phay
cake
នុំ
noum
biscuit
នុំប៉ោត
num paut
icecream
ការ៉េម
crem

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